Mark Pattison - Catholic News Service
As the election, the pandemic and racism made headlines across the U.S. last year, priests’ homilies did not mention these events nearly as much as did sermons by Protestant preachers.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
John W. Miller
Is there a way to fight back?
FaithFaith and Reason
Charles C. CamosyDavid McPherson
An authentically Catholic consistent life ethic means treating prenatal children as the equivalent of every other human being.
The Associated Press
Pope Francis on Thursday sent his condolences to Haiti following what he said was the “heinous assassination” of President Jovenal Moïse.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis had a temporary fever last evening, July 7. But routine microbiological examinations and a CT scan of his chest and abdomen carried out this morning came back negative.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
Bishop Alphonse Quesnel of Fort Liberté, Haiti, said the Haitian church was “stunned” by the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
The purpose of this little exercise is to see how you currently resist the grace of God. You may even discover that a pattern set in high school remains.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
The ever-present political talk of who is a good enough Catholic, or who should or should not receive Communion, hits close to home.
Gloria Purvis
Marriage. Abortion. Gender identity. Adoption by same-sex couples. What happens if exercising my religious liberty in these areas is perceived as discrimination against another person?
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Even though Pope Francis remains hospitalized while he recovers from intestinal surgery Sunday at a Rome hospital, he is still pope and very much in charge.
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on June 23, 2021. (CNS file photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Part of the intestine that was removed during the pope’s surgery showed that he suffered from a “severe” restriction of the bowel. America’s Vatican correspondent, Gerard O'Connell, provides an update.
Pope Francis delivers a recorded message during a news conference to unveil a new platform for action based on his 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si'” at the Vatican on May 25. At the dais are Carolina Bianchi, who works with the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and Sister Sheila Kinsey, co-secretary of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission of the International Union of Superiors General. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
For many women religious, the Laudato Si’ Action Platform is an opportunity to be creative, writes Kathleen Bonnette, as well as a way to disprove the alarmist idea that their communities are fading into obscurity.
Gloria Purvis
Not every conclusion that comes out of critical race theory is compatible with Catholicism. But how could it be the case that Catholics would not want to engage with an intellectual tool that helps deepen understanding?
Jack Jenkins - Religion News Service
The Catholic bishop of Syracuse, New York, is speaking out against the Doctrine of Discovery and revealing plans to ask Pope Francis to repudiate theological teachings used for centuries to justify the subjugation of Indigenous peoples.
Catholic News Service
Before going to the hospital for colon surgery July 4, Pope Francis told a crowd in St. Peter’s Square that he would be visiting Hungary and Slovakia Sept. 12-15.
Pope Francis is pictured at the Vatican on June 9, 2021. (CNS file photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis continues to recover after his intestinal operation on Sunday evening but wishes to keep media coverage of his hospital stay succinct and low-key, reports Gerard O’Connell.
FaithFaith in Focus
Allan Figueroa Deck
Can we let ourselves see the graces that have arisen out of this tragedy?
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis, 84, underwent a pre-planned surgery for a restriction of the sigmoid portion of the large intestine at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome this Sunday afternoon.
Maria Cheng - Associated Press
Here's a look at what we know about the operation and what the pope's doctors will be watching out for.
Stan Swamy, S.J., pictured in a screenshot from a video, had been incarcerated in an Indian jail since his Oct. 9, 2020, arrest. He died on July 5 from complications related to Covid-19. (CNS screenshot/YouTube)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
The Jesuit priest and human rights activist Stan Swamy died of complications from Covid-19, reports Ricardo da Silva, S.J. An Indian court has approved a judicial inquiry into Father Swamy’s arrest, custody and death.